BETA PHOTO: Indian Head Area from Utah Trail. Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Head is the large formation seen high on the hillside, to the west of Utah Trail, while heading south from 29 Palms and Hwy 62. From the northeast, around Rocky Road, the rock has the appearance of an Indian (Native American) head profile. Routes have also been done on smaller surrounding areas.
Head south on Utah Trail toward the 29 Palms Park entrance. After 3.2 miles you come to Wellock Rd. on the left. Park, then head west , up the obvious gully.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Indian Head Area:
C2F 5.8 as of 02/16/2009Approach: 1-2 hoursDescent: 1-2 hoursSouth facing, so lots of sunGoof Proof Roof is THE classic roof aid climb in Joshua Tree. It's got everything from bolts, to heads, to thin nailing, to scary free climbing. Definately a must do for the aspiring aid climber. P1: Head, bolt, 7 heads, bolt, 4 more heads, anchor! The bolts are new fat bolts. The heads were all in good shape as of 2009_02_16. The heads are placed in drilled 1/4" or 3/8" holes. The hanging belay has lots ...[more]Browse More Classics in CA